Can I add purchased The Sims 4 DLC to the copies of RELOADED/Games4theworld ?

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Can I add purchased The Sims 4 DLC to the copies of RELOADED/Games4theworld ?

Post by The_gh0stm4n on Mon 09 May 2016, 00:59

Dear users and fans,

A lot of confusion has come up over time about the following scenario. A new pirated The Sims 4 update is not in sight yet, but you still have some (pocket) money left and since you are becoming more and more impatient you want to consider buying Sims 4 DLC and then "add them to Games4theworld's/RELOADED's games". Is that going to work ?

Most likely not, and here's why.

For a start, in general you cannot purchase games or DLC from the Origin store without also having the associated base game on your account. That goes not just for The Sims, but also for other Origin-platform games such as Battlefield, Dragon Age, etc., and I believe the mechanics in the Steam store are similar or the same. You could maybe purchase serial codes for TS4 DLC from third-party retailers, but it wouldn't solve your problem: because in order to redeem/activate those serial codes you would need to type them into Origin, and you would get an error message saying that the associated base game is missing. Case in point: the only way to actually obtain these Sims 4 DLC files is to download them through Origin, and this is a significant difference compared to earlier Sims-franchise games, where there were also games on DVDs/CDs.

Another technicality is that these DLC will typically require base game updates too, and these base game updates can be obtained through Origin only. Even if you manage to get hold of the files for the DLC and then add them to the install directory of the (pirated) Sims 4 game, you most likely would need a new crack file too. 

It would most likely only be a waste of money to buy these DLC, so you might want to reconsider any plans there. Smile  For more questions or comments, please open a new topic in our The Sims 4 Downloads Support (PC) subsection. Thank you, ad have fun nonetheless !
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